Tag Archives: Atmospheric physics

Eureka’s dramatically changing sunlight

By Dan Weaver Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto You have likely noticed the days are getting longer.­1 It’s a welcome relief from the short dark days of winter. Toronto, for example, will enjoy over 12 hours of sunlight on April … Continue reading

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Beautiful Gravity Waves

Have you ever looked at the clouds during the day and seen what appeared to be ripples or waves in the clouds? If you have, then you have seen a gravity wave. I am examining these waves for my Masters project, … Continue reading

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The 2014 North American Cold Wave and the Polar Vortex

There has been a lot of interest in the polar vortex this winter.  News agencies around the world have used the phrase to explain the extreme cold weather that has affected Canada and the United States since January 2nd, 2014.  … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Polar Night in Eureka

With the sun already set for the year and polar night just beginning, a few CREATE students are in Eureka working on instruments which thrive on darkness! I work in the CRL lidar lab, using lasers and telescopes to understand … Continue reading

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Seeking Research Inspiration at the Annual CREATE Arctic Science Summer School

The CREATE program just held its 3rd annual Summer School in Arctic Atmospheric Science this July (15th-19th) – and it was an amazing experience. I will be attending Western University this fall as a Master’s student in Astronomy/Planetary Science and … Continue reading

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Return to Igloolik

It was the 1st of June, and the outreach team was in the air somewhere over Northern Quebec, heading South. Feeling quite pleased (and rather exhausted) after a successful outreach trip to Igloolik, Nunavut, I started thinking back to when … Continue reading

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Watching for Arctic ozone holes

This year’s ACE Arctic Validation Campaign is moving smoothly towards its end. I’ve started to compare measurements taken from this year to 2012. We have all taken more spectra this year due to the great weather. We’ve enjoyed clear skies and sun for almost … Continue reading

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Temperature inversion in the Arctic

Under normal conditions, the temperature in the lowest layer of the atmosphere (the troposphere) decreases with height. The higher you go, the colder the temperature becomes. This is why there can be snow-capped mountains in warm climates. However, something quite … Continue reading

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Welcome to the CREATE Arctic Science blog!

By Dan Weaver Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto Hi Everyone, The researchers involved in the NSERC CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science have unique, interesting, fun, and adventurous stories to tell. This blog provides a place to share those … Continue reading

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